Publisher Spotlight December: Staff Picks

Nelly Steiner Publisher Spotlight

For the Holiday season, we decided to shake things up a little bit from our normal routine. Rather than choosing one specific publisher, we are shifting focus to highlight some of our favorites. Our very own staff picked out a handful of great games that they recommend playing with your friends and family over the holidays.

Staff Picks!

(Justin) Betrayal at House on the Hill: Enjoy the haunted feel of exploring a creepy mansion. Beware! One among you may be a betrayer. Do you have what it takes to survive this adventure? A fun game for 3 to 6 players where you build the game board as you explore the mansion throughout the game. A fantastic game to play with the family on Christmas Day.




(Cooper) Morels: Become a master mushroom hunter and search for delicious morsels in this easy to pick up set collector. You can even sautee mushrooms to get more points. This is a beautiful two-player game that has been a classic for many years. 





(Stefan) Marrying Mister Darcy: Do you have what it takes to catch the right man? Through self-improvement, you just might catch Mr. Darcy’s eye. Just be careful not to become an old maid. Marrying Mr. Darcy is a delightfully lighthearted card game taking place in the social circles of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Playing as one of the female characters, it is your mission to accrue the right amounts of reputation, beauty, cunning, and dowry to attract a suitor at the end of the game. In this 2-6 player game, you will have your tea with pinkies out laughing at this early nineteenth-century scramble for marriage.“


(Asher) Burning Wheel: This excellent RPG lets you delve into whatever character you want to create. With countless lifepaths, you can make a character that is just right for you. This RPG focusses on more than just combat with rules on social encounters also. For instance, your decisions as the player may close off one path while opening another. Consider gifting this award-winning RPG to a gamer this holiday season. 



(Kris) Tiny Towns: This abstract resource placement game is one of a kind! Perfect for 2-6 players compete to plan and carefully build the best Tiny Town. One player assumes the role of Master Builder every turn and declared a resource that will be produced in that turn. After that players use that resource (cards in their hand) to build their town. Be careful, how you build your town will affect scoring at the end. This is a great game for the whole family. 




(Mary) Dragoon: Who doesn’t like dragons? Well, the people they are conquering, of course. Good thing you’re the dragons. Claim your territory and burn your enemies, but most importantly, don’t forget to protect your gold. This is an action-strategy game with the map changing from turn to turn depending on where villages and cities populate every turn. Dragoon is a beautifully illustrated game for 2-4 players. 



What’s in store for you this month?

All month we’ll be offering 10% off all these Staff Picks as part of our Publisher Spotlight program.  Our expert staff will be happy to help you get started. In addition, you can borrow any of these games from our game library, so you can try before you buy.

What else is happening at Mox this December? Find out here!

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